Letter – Henry Richmond to John Grey – 19 Sep 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Sep 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Grey
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr John Grey  In Berwick upon Tweed                                         Newcas.   19th  Septr 1771

Sir      I received your Letters of the 13 & 14 instant & in Answer to the former I have sent you an Order on the other Side for Messrs. Douglass Lambert & Forster to pay you Twenty two pounds ten shillings, which you say is Sir Wr. Blackett’s proportion at one shilling & threepence in the pound, of the Sum remaining unpaid of the Charge of obtaining the Act for the Improvement of the Fisheries in the Tweed  -  perhaps these Gentlemen will decline paying this Sum till after Mich[aelma]s day, as their Rent is not due till then.

     As to your Letter of the 14th.  I could not answer it by the return of the post as you required.  I think as Mr Archbold is to enter to the Fisheries at Mich[aelma]s, the rent must be payable in equal portions, half yearly, namely at Ladyday & Mich[aelma]s & desire you will make it so; and not as he proposes on the days the Rent of West Ord Lands is payable.     I am etc    HR

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